Do you care what schools your children go to? You, I and most parents probably do, which is a bit of a paradox as there is very little evidence, i.e. scientific proof, that parental preferences for secondary schools are related to schools' causal impacts on school exit examinations. These preconceived notions of what are “the best schools” for your child can be explained by … [Read more...] about Can Parents Recognize School Benefits Beyond Short-Run Academic Achievement?
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In part 1 of this blog we discussed how automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technologies are transforming the workplace and shifting the demand for skills around the world. In part 2 we will zone in on the Caribbean situation and look at how countries in the region are responding to the global demand for a new type of labor. Jamaica leading the … [Read more...] about If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it: ensuring quality education and training to ride the digital wave (Part 2)
The adoption of automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technologies is transforming the workplace and shifting the demand for skills. According to a recently released briefing from McKinsey, basic and advanced technological skills, higher cognitive skills, and social and emotional skills are on the rise. While these trends are happening more slowly in … [Read more...] about If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it: ensuring quality education and training to ride the digital wave (Part 1)
All over the world, projects are being designed, rolled out, executed and closed every day and at any given point in time, billions of dollars are passing through the project life cycle. The implementation of these projects provides constant learning opportunities for important knowledge that could be applied in the future. However, despite the large volume of project … [Read more...] about Can Data Analytics Improve Project Execution?
When I arrived in Malta with a delegation from the Government of The Bahamas on May 14th, I already knew that this small “Island Lab” is punching above its weight when it comes to blockchain technology. That is what brought us to Malta: to learn from its experience and to better understand how countries with similar Commonwealth histories can leverage technology to “jump up” … [Read more...] about Caribbean Resilience: Lessons from Malta and the Blockchain